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Welcome to Spencer ...
The location of Spencer has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Spencer has a population of 1,686 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Spencer.
Spencer is 1,800 feet [549 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Spencer lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Spencer (for example, toward Spring City), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Spencer is within the boundaries of the (931) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Spencer had an population of 1,686 people. This is an increase of 5.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.58% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Spencer had a population of 1,601 people (or 28.86% of the total population of Van Buren County). This makes Spencer the county's most populous community.
The population of Spencer represents 0.03% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 190th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,601 people, the population of Spencer decreased 6.54% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,713 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Spencer.
Communities Also Named Spencer ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Spencer - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio (4), Oklahoma, South Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Spencer.
Communities near Spencer ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Spencer.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Spencer. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Spencer.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Spencer. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Spencer.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Spencer. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Spencer.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spencer ...
Looking for more information about Spencer? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Spencer, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Spencer.
Adding Spencer to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Spencer in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Spencer was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).
We also found Spencer in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Spencer on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022